Joe Maddon is well-known for his creative and elaborate spring training motivation techniques. He has had his team do yoga and meditation. This year he used artwork as a visualization thing. If you search “Joe Maddon” and “unconventional” you get back a lot of articles.
Dave Martinez was Joe Maddon’s protege in Tampa Bay and Chicago for several years. He’s now the manager of the Washington Nationals. Based on what’s going on at Nats camp this morning, I think it’s fair to say that he is following in his mentor’s footsteps:
Guess we have to wait until October to see if the Nats can finally get . . . over the hump and into the NLCS.